Can someone please answer this about a veterinary assistant job?

Hi my name is Kevin and I recently graduated and got my GED diploma. I am really interested in working with animals so I was looking at becoming a veterinary assistant for now. However, I am only 16 so chances are very slim of me being hired. I really don't know, but I'll be calling later today. Does anyone think I can be hired at this age? If not hired, should I do volunteer work? Also if you have this job, do I need experience?

Asked By: Kevin - 1/24/2012
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Employment laws vary but you should be able to be employed at 16 years of age. And truthfully many veterinary assistants are high school students with little or no special education or training. Veterinary assisting is an entry level position with no state requiring education, training or credentials to be a... More
Answered By: CindyRVT - 1/24/2012
Additional Answers (3)
Definitely volunteer work so you understand the roots of your job.
Answered By: i ღ Bieber - 1/24/2012
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Answered By: Harry - 1/24/2012
You can work as a volunteer but you need to wait at least 2 years before you can officially be employed. Also, you may and may not require any prior work experience depending on your employer and his/her requirements.
Answered By: Nidi Verma - 1/24/2012
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